Thanks to mccardey for linking to it in another thread, my number four read was a novella written by a nine-year-old. It is an absolute beauty and I'll be astounded if it gets knocked off top spot on my list.

4. 'The Young Visiters or, Mr. Salteena's Plan' by Daisy Ashford


1. 'The Stone Of Invisibility' by Giovanni Boccaccio
2. 'The Room With Forty-Eight Stars' by Maurus Jokai
3. 'Sticks, Stones' by Christos Tsiolkas